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Whitehurst, Grover J. – Center on Children and Families at Brookings, 2016
In the United States, public policy and expenditure intended to improve the prospects of children from low-income families have focused on better preparing children for school through Head Start and universal pre-K. This school readiness approach differs from the dominant model of public support for early care and learning in Northern Europe,…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Hassell, Sue – 1997
The Child Care and Development Block Grant Program (CCDBG) provides child care services for low-income families and activities to improve the overall quality and supply of child care for families in general. This report provides information on the characteristics of the children served at Arkansas CCDBG sites during 1996-97. Statistics are…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Day Care, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Youth
Greenberg, Mark; Lombardi, Joan; Schumacher, Rachel – 2000
This paper describes the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), the principal source of federal funding for child care subsidies for low income families and the principal source of federal funding for initiatives to improve the quality of child care in the states. Each state qualifies to receive an amount of federal funds under the CCDF each year…
Descriptors: Day Care, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Financial Support
Lombardi, Joan; And Others – 1993
This paper provides a review of public policies affecting the quality of early childhood services for low-income families, focusing on the federally funded Head Start program, federally supported child care, and preschools operated with state education dollars. The characteristics of high quality programs are defined as including: basic health and…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperation, Day Care, Definitions
Meadows, Anne, Ed. – 1991
Information in this booklet is drawn from the 1990 report, "Who Cares for America's Children? Child Care Policy for the 1990s," which presented the recommendations of the National Research Council's Committee on Child Development Research and Public Policy. The committee consisted of a panel of experts in the fields of pediatrics, public…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Child Advocacy, Child Caregivers, Day Care Centers